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Life experiences continue well after your youth

Life experiences continue well after your youth

Amanda Irons

October 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You are only young once!” A phrase I’ve grown to loath. As college students, I feel as if we are constantly bombarded with this ideology that you must act now. You must go out and see the world now. You must make all your mistakes, find your true love and explore yourself while you’re y...

Chico Police must remain vigilant repeated offenders

Chico Police must remain vigilant repeated offenders

Allison Weeks

October 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Stop! She's stealing my phone!" This is what I was screaming while chasing a girl who had stolen my phone at the last Thursday Night Market of the year two weeks ago. I was just sitting by City Plaza with a friend when a girl came up to me and asked me if she could borrow my phone. I handed it to ...

Alumni shouldn’t pay full fee to use WREC

Alumni shouldn’t pay full fee to use WREC

Nick Sestanovich

October 6, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Wildcat Recreation Center is easily one of my favorite things about Chico State. Instead of shelling out money each day to use a tiny gym to stay healthy, a fee from my tuition allows me to work out in an enormous high-tech fitness center with several different amenities. I can use an elliptical, run...

Overthinking is sabotage

Overthinking is sabotage

Paul Smeltzer

October 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The only way I could get an “A” on every exam is if Chico State offered a section about drawing blanks. Studies show that 90 percent of taking an exam is psychological and the rest relies on how well you studied. Tests measure your ability to perform in the moment more than anything else. The hour...

Crimes recorded in Clery Report should extend beyond campus

Crimes recorded in Clery Report should extend beyond campus

Quinn Western

October 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Chico is a great city during the day, but by night, I don’t want to venture past my doorstep. Hell, I hate walking to my kitchen in the dark as I hear people and sirens screaming outside my windows. There were 109 rapes reported in Chico between 2009 and 2011, as detailed by Chico Police. During that s...

New program could fix crammed classes

New program could fix crammed classes

Nick Sestanovich

October 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I know how difficult it is to complete 140 units in just four years, but there are many ways to get it done. Taking classes over summer or winter breaks seems to be a popular choice. Getting an internship also helps. And as of this year, there’s another way to obtain those units: taking classes...

Kill drug indifference

Kill drug indifference

Amanda Irons

September 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m a firm believer that adults should be able to live their lives as they choose. Generally, adults make decent choices. What bothers me, however, is when people make rash decisions that lead to events that compromise their life and the lives of those who surround them. The leading cause of accidental...

Millions giving Miley Cyrus publicity she craves, ‘and she won’t stop’ her behavior

Millions giving Miley Cyrus publicity she craves, ‘and she won’t stop’ her behavior

Amanda Irons

September 24, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you had asked me what I thought about Miley Cyrus two years ago, I’d likely bring up Hannah Montana and a lackluster singing career. But since the airing of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus’ performance of “Blurred Lines” during the MTV Video Music Awards, people often affiliate a whole new ...

Starbucks should permit guns despite new letter

Starbucks should permit guns despite new letter

Tara Miller

September 24, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Getting a cup of coffee at Starbucks while carrying a gun seems strange, but with all of the recent mass shootings, it’s not inconceivable that patrons might want a little more protection. That’s why Starbucks should stop asking people to leave their guns outside the shop. Dangerous situations might arise and peop...

Faculty next door will help students study

Faculty next door will help students study

Paul Smeltzer

September 24, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Practicing what you teach has a different meaning for professors who wake up in the dorms every day. To further immerse students in their studies, universities such as UC Berkeley allow teachers to live in dorms where they have a more effective impact on student learning. This may sound like a horribl...

Don’t worry about graduating in four years

Don’t worry about graduating in four years

Nick Sestanovich

September 21, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I guess this is as good a time as any to mention that this is my fifth year in college. When I was younger, I had this preconception that I would graduate from college in four years. After spending three years in community college, it became clear to me that completing my major in just one year would hav...

The O-Face: Warning: First time may not include rose petals

The O-Face: Warning: First time may not include rose petals

Chantal Richards

September 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features

The media tends to make losing your virginity seem like a piece of cake. In reality, only a few lose it in the way they envision. No one is really ready to start having sex, ever. It is common for the act to begin spontaneously, after one lets his or her guard down, and the first time isn’t alw...

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